To create smart beekeeping solutions in-order to sustain bees in the planets ecosystem.
Lead Applicant Organization Name
Anabi Agritech Solutions.
Lead Applicant Organization Type
Small company (under 50 employees)
If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.
1. blueMoon Ethiopia.
Website of Legally Registered Entity
How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?
Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?
Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?
Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?
Ethiopia, the largest apiary holder in Africa.
What country is your selected Place located in?
Ethiopia. Norther Tigray, South west, and central.
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
These area are where the country holds the maximum number of beekeepers and beehives.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
Ethiopia is the largesr honey producer in Africa. Ethiopia's large population also lives in rural area and practices farming.
What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
Poor bee pollination practices are holding the country from producing maximum yield in 1/3 of the food grown. Large apiaries require advanced technology to be kept healthy.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
The solution we create brings emerging technology to the apiculture sector. By doing so Farmers can keep bees to increase yields in crops such as fats, oils, fruits, vegetables and other plants in
natural ecosystems that include oil palm, olives, peanuts, rape, soybeans, sunflower,
apple, citrus, tomato, melon, strawberry, apricot, peach, cherry, mango, grape, carrot,
potato, onion, pumpkin, bean, cucumber, various nuts, a range of herbs, trees, cotton,
alfalfa and lavender.
We expect an average of over 35 percent yield increase.
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
More crop yield insures more crop improving the livelihoods of farmers. More honey crop production brings extra income for the beekeepers. As a result Ethiopia can benefit from increase exports from coffee, sesame, honey, and other tree fruits as well. This impacts the countries income. Since Ethiopia holds 14 million farmers we estimate over 2 million will benefit from this solution.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
The vision is a blend for the three pressing issues our world faces. In our world 1/3 of food production requires pollination. This natural way by which seeds reproduce is aided primarily by the bee. Since the technique is natural it increases the yield of crop as a start. This increases food production with quality. Honey production and quality also increases.
Bee keeping is among the most time taking and hard works in agriculture. Automating this task or aiding it with tools alleviating unnecessary wastes in various forms eases the life of the farmer. The solution rather helps the farmer make money out of the process. If the bee keeper can monitor a hive from any location, lending it for pollination is extra money instead.
Bees are crucial parts of our system in general. This technique helps us keep bees safe and become more productive. The technique protects them from pesticides, insects, temperature, and etc. which in-fact are the critical issues that led to the decrease in bee colonies over the last decades.
How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?